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and jiabao -- joe biden attended the candlelight reception to think donors for their help in the 2012 campaign. he said the inauguration should remind americans of the role to promote the common good. from the national building museum in washington, this is about 25 minutes. >> good evening,. thank you so much for joining us tonight. more than that, thank you for the kindness, friendship, and support that you have shown us since we began this long journey together. we would not be here without your help. that means so much to me and jill. joe and i are thrilled. i know you feel the same way, to have barack obama as our president for another four years. [applause] and michelle as first lady. [applause] i may be a little biased, but i cannot think of a better man than my husband to help our president lead our country for the next four years. [applause] as long as he has the privilege of serving this nation, i know that joe will keep fighting for american people every day. ladies and gentlemen, please join me in welcoming my husband, our vice president, joe biden. [applause] >> hello. i
president joe biden takes the oath of office from justice sonia sotomayor. then, the wreath laying ceremony. then, president obama officially sworn in for a second term by chief justice john roberts. >> ladies and gentlemen, the vice president of the united states, accompanied by justice sonia sotomayor. [applause] >> the vice president has asked that we bless the occasion with prayer. so, let us pray. the profit micah reclaims did you have been told, mortal, what is good, and what the board requires a view, only to do justice and love goodness, walking calmly with your god. gracious god, we ask your blessing on your servant, joseph, as he renews the pledge he made to his country. in all the complexities that, this world, give us your wisdom so that he can know what is good and give him the courage to always do what is right. walk close by him so that he can do justice and labored tirelessly for a more just and gentle world. empower him to be a voice for those without a voice. for those on the margins, so easy -- easily overlook, you will judge us all for how we care for those among us. con
. and their home state. a pennsylvania state float, the birthplace of vice president joe biden. and also a delaware state float. the home state of vice president joe biden and dr. jill biden. so honoring very significant moments in our history. there will be a martin luther king jr. float. honoring this very day and many other floats. >> they're going right by the department of treasury, jeffrey toobin, right now. the department of treasury being literally right next door to the white house. >> i'm looking behind us at the reviewing stand. some of the family members are taking their place. i saw marianne robinson, michelle obama's mother, h brother, now seated. waiting for the president and the first lady. jim mesina, the campaign manager for barack obama, was whipping up the crowd, pumping his fist. when you win the election, this is what you get y. >> you saw the president's half-sister sitting in the first row. you've got a lot of family. a lot of friends. these are really -- when we talk about vip, these are the vip of the vip. >> last year, four years ago, i was in the exact same location. and
and gentlemen, please join me in welcoming my husband, our vice president, joe biden. [applause]>> hello. i am joe biden, husbands, and i am delighted to be with you all here. let me begin with the simplest of statements. thank you. thank you, thank you, thank you. you are the only reason that we are here. thank you for support, thank you for being here, and most of all , thank you for being -- believing in us. ladies and gentlemen, i have been honored to serve as vice president. but i have been especially honored to serve as a rock obama's vice president. this man has already done a remarkable job. historic health care reform, to supreme court appointees, ending the war in the rack -- iraq and about two and the war in afghanistan, and staying to enforce lately -- stating forthrightly his support for marriage equality. i want you to know something else about this guy. he is just getting started. [applause]he is just getting started. in the weeks and months ahead, we are going to reduce gun violence here in america. we are going to pass comprehensive immigration reform. we are going to put this
will be later, and right now there is vice president joe biden who was sworn in a few minutes ago, and the president. and they are leaving arlington national ceremony, and the other wreath laying will be at the mlk memorial. >>> president obama, his swearing in ceremony is just after "meet the press." >>> now, a lot of people wondering what will the weather be like for the tperstive tease. >> and storm 4 meteorologist, chuck bell, joins us live with that. >> good morning, everybody, here in the nation's capital where we are waiting for the inauguration to take place, and chris is ready where i get to vote. temperatures in the mid-40s in the city, but there are cooler spots in the upper 30s. and 39 in ash burn, virginia, and 43 in culpepper. and winds are gusting 25 to 35 miles per hour out in the high spots north and west of town and our winds will continue to increase in and around the city today, so expect a breezy day today. winds out of the south for now but that will become a northwesterly breeze this afternoon and that's the leading edge of colder air coming our way. enjoy t
not talk about joe biden. who was kind of everywhere on the parade route, oh, they won't let me do this, he's running around, shaking hands, embodying joe biden to the fullest. joe biden dropped by the iowa state society ball on saturday night, he has been very open, frankly, as open as anybody, thinking about running, there's the footage, love him, joey b., 70 years old, 70 years young. he's been very open, sort of, about his interest in running for president, potentially. this is someone who has run for president twice in the past. he could have stopped by any number of state balls, correct? >> chris, at the very least, he is laying the groundwork for a potential 2016 bid. it's not a certain thing. we are going to see what hillary clinton does. if she decides she wants to run, i'm pretty sure the field will be completely cleared for her. but if she doesn't, joe biden wants to be in that conversation. maybe he runs, maybe he doesn't, but if you are even at least thinking about it, you're meeting with the governor of new hampshire, the democratic governor, you are chatting with folks from i
of the united states. the vice-president of the united states, joe biden, and dr. jill biden. the president of the united states, barack obama, and michelle obama. the vice president of the united states, joe biden, and dr. jill biden. they are at the reviewing stand. a beautiful couple. [indiscernible] the president of the united states and first lady, followed by the vice-president of the united states, joe biden, and dr. jill biden. united states secret service -- [indiscernible] chairman senator charles schumer, senator lamar alexander, representative john boehner, house democratic leader nancy pelosi. [indiscernible] concluding the presidential press corps, the united states park police. [indiscernible] ladies and gentlemen, the parade continues to 17th street. [indiscernible] this is your chance to show your appreciation to the president of the united states, barack obama, and the first lady, michelle obama, as well as the vice president of the united states, and joe biden, and dr. jill biden, on their way to 17th street. ladies and gentlemen, making their way to the reviewing stand,
. >> well, vice-president joe biden met with gun rights groups and safety activists and when the president laid out his gun control plan there was barely any mention of curbing the violence in movies. >> alisyn: there's more work to be done. our next guest says, no. and joining us-- >> good morning, how are you. >> alisyn: is that accurate you don't think that the president has to do more about the video game industry or hollywood? >> no, i think the president actually promised that he would have a broad response. he would have broad actions, i think actually, what he did was breach that promise when you have 23 executive actions and no meaningful action regarding hollywood, and very little regarding this just stunning. hollywood is a huge campaign source and was during the the campaign. we all remember the record breaking, it was the biggest campaign event in history, 15 million dollars, the george clooney dinner and also, hollywood is one of the biggest lobbyists in washingt washington, as a matter of fact, their chief lobbyist is chris dodd from connecticut where the newtown massacre o
and pacific time on c- span. next, chelsea clinton, president obama, and vice president joe biden taking part in national day of service events and live it 7:00 a.m., your calls and comments on "road to the white house." calle"washington journa" >> this weekend, the 57 presidential inauguration as president obama begins his second term, today, the official swearing-in ceremony at the white house lied before noon eastern. our coverage include your phone calls and a look back at his 2009 inaugural address at 10:30 eastern. then monday, the public ceremonies at the u.s. capitol and other inaugural festivities including the capitol luncheon and the afternoon parade, live all day coverage begins at 7:00 a.m. eastern on cspan, cspan radio, and c-span.org and join the conversation. >> saturday was a national day of service to honor the service and legacy of martin luther king jr. parade when the event took place at the national mall in washington, d.c. headlined by chelsea clinton, the honorary chair of the 2013 day of service and joining her was bo biden, delaware attorney general and some of the v
barack obama and vice president joe biden, and to you, john ulman, i say congratulation and godspeed -- and to you, gentlemen, i say congratulations and godspeed. [applause] >> i am now pleased to introduce my friend and colleague and partner in his inaugural endeavor, senator lamar alexander, to the podium to present the official for gr photographs. >> thanks, chuck. mr. president and michelle, mr. vice president and jill, president and mrs. clinton, chief justice, when president was not here today -- we were sitting next to him, george h.w. bush and barbara -- he said, "barbara, what i speak about?" she said, "about five minutes, george." [laughter] i will speak one minute. it will be a time when your children are trying to explain to their grandchildren that this day actually happened, and that those great-grandchildren don't believe it, we have pictures. [laughter] and these pictures are for you, and we wish you the best as you work for that common good mr. cortez spoke about in the invocation and as you so eloquently talked about in your description of the american character tod
first dance? >> we did a little -- >> vice president joe biden is upstairs at the commander in chief's ball. >> ladies and gentlemen, oscar and grammy winner jamie foxx. >> please make some noise for an incredible day today, please. now i'm sure after this wonderful day today, you will probably whisper in your wife's ear something like -- ♪ i can't stop loving you ♪ i made up my mind ♪ to live in memory of the lonesome time ♪ ♪ i can't stop wanting you ♪ it's useless to say so i'll just live my life and dream of yesterday ♪ ♪ those happy hours that we once knew ♪ ♪ that we once knew ♪ so long ago that still make me blue ♪ ♪ they say that time heals a broken heart ♪ ♪ heals a broken heart ♪ but time stood still since we've been apart ♪ ♪ i can't stop loving you ♪ i've made up my mind ♪ to live in memory of a lonesome time ♪ ♪ i can't stop wanting you ♪ it's useless to say so i'll just live my life in dreams of yesterday ♪ ♪ in dreams of yesterday >> the vice president and jill biden being serenaded by jamie foxx. i have an even more ex
? kelly wright is live with more. >> as you know president obama and vice president joe biden they had to be officially sworn in by law on january 20th. they conducted small ceremonies for families and friends on sunday. the president held his in the blue room at the white house. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> michelle obama and daughters malia and sasha on his side he placed his hand on the family bible and was sworn in by chief justice john roberts. >> congratulations mr. president. >> thank you mr. chief justice. >> the president and vice president joe biden will take their oath of office again at a public ceremony before a crowd of hundreds of thousands that will gather at the u.s. capital when he delivers his inaugural address. he is to set forward his hope and vision for the country during his second term. >> what the inauguration remind us of is the roll we have as fellow citizens in promoting a common good even as we carry out our individual responsibilities. the sense that there is srg larger than ourselves that gives shape and mean to go our lives. >> he come
. president. >> thank you mr. chief justice. >> the president and vice president joe biden will take their oath of office again at a public ceremony before a crowd of hundreds of thousands that will gather at the u.s. capital when he delivers his inaugural address. he is to set forward his hope and vision for the country during his second term. >> what the inauguration remind us of is the roll we have as fellow citizens in promoting a common good even as we carry out our individual responsibilities. the sense that there is srg larger than ourselves that gives shape and mean to go our lives. >> he comes in enjoying a 52 percent approval rating right now. does not mean he will have smooth saling sailing from republicans. >>> he speaks in general term it is he likes the executive approach rather than leg slattive approach. you have got to legislation and you have to legislate re realistical realistically. >> the senior advisor says the president will layout the specifics of his vision during the up coming state of the union address in february. he adds the president wants to focus on m
join me in welcoming my husband, our vice president, joe biden. [ applause ] >> move this away, baby. hello. i am jill biden's husband an i'm delighted to be with you all here. let me begin with the simplest of statements. thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you. you are the only reason that we are here. thank you for for your support. thank you for being here. and most of all, thank you for believing in us. ladies and gentlemen, i've been honored to serve as vice president. but i've been especially honored to serve as barack obama's vice president. [ applause ] this man's already done an absolutely remarkable job. historic health care reform. two supreme court appointees, justice sotomayor and elaine kagan. ending the war in iraq and about to end the war in afghanistan! [ applause ] and stating forthrightly his support for marriage equality. [ applause ] i want you to know something else about this guy, barack obama. he's just getting started. he's just getting started. in the weeks and months ahead, we are going to reduce gun violence here in america. we're going to pass compreh
president joe biden was also sworn in yesterday morning just as he administered his oath at the naval observatory. >> today's oaths will take place just before the noon hour. there's plenty happening before then. we have crews all around town covering every facet of today's celebration from the swearing in to the crowds, to the parade to the pictures you are sharing online. we're going to check in with all of them in a few minutes. >> we know thousands will head down to the national mall. if you haven't left already, you are going to need to know how to dress. it is chilly here. the breeze is blowing . tucker barnes, tell the folks how many layers they are going to need if they are going to head down here. >> maybe you should tell them how many layers you are wearing. think about layers here. very cold to start your day. we should warmup into the low to mid 40s and the bottom will drop out late this afternoon and tonight. after that parade ends later this afternoon. we're going to be in for coldest air around here. so real cold on the move. let's get to your numbers. 33 right now at r
america is about, what we celebrate. >> reporter: vice president joe biden and his family also took part in this national day of service. they helped put together care packages for deployed troops. >> yeah, they sure did. many people getting involved with service, suzanne had the very, very, tough assignment of covering the national day of service, you had one star after another. >> they were doing the wobble, it was a party. i'm telling you. >> reporter: you made a really good point, suzanne, what is a better way to get people out to sign up and do service projects, put some celebrities out there? >> they had celebrities, music, organizations, thousands of people showed up. so of course we saw eva longoria talking about the need to get out, participate and give back to the latino community. and we saw beau biden, and chelsea clinton, who talked about her father making martin luther king jr. a day of service. and what is he feeling, going through this time as he prepares to take the oath of office once again. and what would it be like to actually have martin luther king jr.'s bible, as w
oath. we'll show you the warm moment she shared with joe biden. this was yesterday. we've got an exciting four hours for you. coming up, former secret service agent dan bongino, four years ago he was head of security for president obama's first inauguration parade. representative debbie wasserman schultz at 6:00 a.m., corey booker at 7:00 a.m. along with senator john barrasso and bernice king will join us as well. we also have joaquin castro and also nick cannon. he's performing today for the inauguration. good morning to you. welcome to a special edition of "early start." it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. i'm zoraida sambolin. live here in washington, d.c. for the inauguration of president barack obama. some folks also gathering here. i will be joined by soledad o'brien and john berman who are still making their way through what is a solid wall of security here. so we begin with president obama making history again. publicly taking the oath of office on martin luther king day to begin his second term as the leader of the free world. it will be his second time taking the oath in 24
joe biden was officially sworn in. >> repeat after me, i joseph r. biden jr., do solemnly swear >>> i, joseph r. biden jr. do solemnly swear. >> that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states. >> that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies foreign and domestic. >> against all enemies foreign and domestic. >> that i will bear true faith and ali generals to the same. >>> that i will bear true faith and ali generals to the same and take this obligation freel without any mentally vation or purpose of evasion. >> i will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which i am about to enter. >> the duties of the office on which i am about to enter. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations. >> supreme court justice, sonia sotomayor administering the oath of office. vice president joe biden beginning his second term as vice president. >>> in just a few hours, president obama will be officially sworn in. still to come, we are going to talk about growing up in the white house. sasha and malia obama w
. >> i love watching them interact. i love watching joe biden all the time, but watching the first family. >> he's chewing something. is that nick korette? >> i mom used to love diahann carroll because she said that's the way a black pom should be p portrayed. michelle obama is so iconic. she's the combination of the woman next door but such a style icon and a jackie o. figure for african-americans. watching her interact with the kids. watching this family that are at once so normal but in a way sort of grand. they are sort of kennedy-like. i just love it and i just love watching it and to people i have spoken with that are here are so consumed. african-americans are so proud of -- >> i think this is one of the most important legacies of the obama presidency, that visual images are so powerful. >> look at him right now. >> so see an african-american family charmingly filling the roles of head of state, first family of the united states. to see them walk across the white house lawn and get on the helicopter to go to camp david or to see them there in the reviewing stand and watch the girls
in this building, my friend, the first lady of the united states and dr. joe biden, the likes of katy perry and usher and nick cannon, mindless behavior, far east movement. i could keep going. the party will be here, but truly, the stars tonight are the children. and what's so significant about this, and so near and dear to the hearts of the first lady and dr. biden, the fact that the sacrifices, of course, not just for our men and women in uniform, but for their spouses and for their children, and i have to tell you, across the street i talked to a bunch of kids who are psyched to be here, understand why they're being honored, but really excited for the stars and their singing. take a look. who are you so excited to see perform? >> katy perry. >> reporter: katy perry? >> and my favorite song is "i want to work." >> reporter: can you sing a little of it for me? >> sure. ♪ i'm wide awake ♪ i picked up every piece ♪ that's okay it's because a story now ♪ >> reporter: we were hearing the next, you know, katy perry's out here on the sidewalk, don lemon. they're thrilled to see the stars
. they'll dance with joe biden and his wife jill. so we hope they have done a lot of practicing. >> nice day outside. >> can we clone sflit. >> we can carbon copy it for one more day, that will be tomorrow. monday is still a little bit iffy around here. winter is on its way back. it starts to arrive hard core monday afternoon. that means you have to enjoy tomorrow as much as can you. it should be every bit as nice as today was. outside, a very clear sky. temperatures made it into the mid and low 50s. officially down at national airport, high temperature 54 after a 33-degree start. so today another mild day. today was eight degrees warmer than average. so far for the whole month of january, 6 degrees warmer than average. that surplus of warmth will not be lasting for too much longer. for now, tomorrows still in the upper 40s. 48 in national airport. there is that south breeze. still averaging 12 miles an hour. winds will be out of the south, 5 to 15 miles an hour tonight f you're on your way out, now that the sun's gone dn, temperatures will trend downward. there will be a little bit of a
of president obama's second term, but joe biden is already commenting on possibly running for the top job himself in 2016. we'll show you what he said in a minute. first the new developments in the debate over guns in america. the national rifle association last night delivered a sharp response to president obama's inaugural address. speaking in reno, nevada, way waywayn wayne lapierre lashed out at one word from president obama. >> we cannot mistake absolutism, or treat name calling as reasoned debate. >> obama wants to turn the idea of absolutism into a dirty word, just another word for extremism. he wants you, all of you, and americans throughout all of this country, to accept the idea of principles as he sees fit. it's a way of redefining words so that commonsense is turned upside down and that nobody knows the difference. >> lapierre vowed not to give ground on gun control including efforts to increase background checks. a new poll found 92% of americans favor background checks for all gun buyers. >> he wants to put every private, personal firearms transaction under the thumb of the
his way, the era of big lib better ralism is back. and vice president joe biden talks about the possibility of tajing on hillary clinton in the 2016 presidential race. a >>> and it sounded beautiful but was it live? controversy over beyonce's rendition of the national anthem. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> and the breaking news continues here in cnn. we're covering the country's latest multiple shooting incident on a college campus. three people, at least two of them were students caught in a cross fire. a fourth person suffered a heart attack during the shooting. it all happened near houston, texas, on the north harris campus of lone star college. that's a community college in texas. cnn's ed lavandera has the latest. ed, what are you hearing? >> reporter: this shooting appears to be a situation that started off as an altercation in one of the buildings between two people. one of those firing shots was wounded and is now in custody. two people were caught in the crossfire and those people were wounded and then there was a fourth person that in all of
face. >> and why not today. >> it's the effect of joe biden's remarks on this administration. they were an odd couple. he was the hot to barack obama's cool. >> he was the punch line for a lot of late-night monologues. if anything, joe biden has emerged in this administration has a key player and indispensable player in dealing with the congress and the political part of politics, the people part of politics which the president does not spend a lot of time, effort, or energy on. >> do you agree with that. >> if you look at the deal with congress, they tried every other relationship, the obama, the reed-mcconnell relationship but it was the biden relationship that set it off. he know he how to run a meeting. he runs through them. that's how you run a meeting. he know he how to do that. >> recently the president at a press conference had to say i'm a friendly guy, i'm a people guy, but joe biden really is that. >> joe biden is. and joe biden's excesses of being a people person and gregarious and enormously approachable, have been very important to this administration and to what david poi
joe biden will take the oath of office first administered by supreme court associate justice sonia sotomayor. >> and then the crowd will be treated to a musical selection by james taylor and then chief justice john roberts will administer the presidential oath of office to mr. obama. that comes just before noon eastern time. now, following the president's inaugural address will be another musical selection. this one by kelly clarkson, and a poem by richard blanco. reverend luis leon will give the benediction followed by beyonce. she's going to sing the national anthem, she had a baby, and she's going to perform at the super bowl. >> not to be upstaged, hampsto pearson is at the capitol. what are you seeing? >> beyonce got a much bigger cheer than i did. it was one of the more electric moments that just happened a few minutes ago when she and jay-z came in. you just missed the introduction of former president bill clinton and secretary of state hillary clinton and former president jimmy carter and wife roslyn. we are just minutes away from the arrival of, of course, the vice preside
and thank you for your leadership. i love joe biden. i love jill a little bit more, but i want to thank you both, you know, for making this journey so much more fun. our families have bonded and this is just been a phenomenal four years and i'm ready to do four more with both of you. >> four more. and most of all, i want to thank all of you here tonight for everything, everything that you've done to bring this inauguration to life. this weekend has been such a wonderful celebration for our people and for the future and we know that none of it could have happened without all of you and that's why it was so important for all of us to be here and to spend some time with you. so, this weekend, as we look ahead to the next four years, we should absolutely take some time to truly enjoy this next few days, right? i mean, the last one was kind of fast so we've all agreed we're going to take some time to just breathe in and enjoy it. but let's also remember that this inauguration is about more than all of the events that we will all enjoy this weekend. it's about more than swearing in a president. i
understood this was not just about a candidate, it was not just about joe biden or barack obama. this was about us. who we are as a nation. what values we cherish. how hard we're willing to fight to make sure that those values live not just for today, but for future generations. all of you here understood and were committed to the basic notion that when we put our shoulders to the wheel of history, it moves. it moves. it moves forward. and that's part of what we celebrate when we come together for inauguration. now, yesterday, americans in all 50 states took part in a national day of service. and tomorrow, hundreds of thousands will join us in the national mall. and what the inauguration remind us of is the role we have as fellow citizens in promoting a common good. even if we carry out our individual responsibilities, the sense that there's something larger than ourselves that gives shape and meaning to our lives. the theme of this year's inauguration is "our people and our future" throughout my career what's always given me energy and inspiration and hope, what's allowed me to
, and this year, more than 25 medal of honor recipient will be attending that ball. vice president joe biden and his family will be joining us tonight. >> we have the star of "west wing." and i don't know about you, anderson, but it was a real day of history, and the sense i got from president obama, this is a man who is headed towards a second term now and has a determination that he's going to try to push through the things he really cares about. that's what i thought the real theme of his speech was today. >> it was a very different speech than we heard four years ago, and it's informed by this being martin luther king day as well. in his second inaugural, which was delivered today on the west steps of the capitol building, he reflected that this generation of americans heals itself through crisis. by the steadfast tone of his words, he may have been refli reflekting on barack obama. he made his message strikingly clear. >> reporter: there was something about this inauguration day that signaled something different. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> reporter: when the nation
back. joe biden has entered the building. $25. if they are successful, they will pay you back. dear rixi, you're a honduran immagrant. you're coming to the us, you have an idea to start, you know, a women's cosmetics store or a clothing store. you're going to need a lot of things, ya know, to pay the rent, permits inventory, advertising, marketing so that adds up quite a bit. you're going to need tens of thousands of dollars to start a small busines. there is ten million-plus people completely left out of the formal finical system. banks don't lend to people like that at all. there is a lot of opportunity to decrease unemployment, provide employment, provide economic opportunity and raise our standard of living by investing in small business. our hearts are an incredibly powerful thing. good technology can help amplify this power and create an incredibly powerful force that can spread to every country in the world. tonight at 9 eastern. current tv's presidential inauguration coverage continues. the pomp, the circumstance, the insight and analysis. current tv presents the presidentia
of the debate. we're also watching the second couple, vice president joe biden and his wife jill biden, get in their limousine so they can head up in the motorcade to the capitol. you saw president obama and the first lady getting into the beast, the armored presidential limousine. they will ride separately up to the capitol from their daughters sasha and malia, who appear to be riding in this motorcade along with their grandmother, marion robinson, who is the mother, of course, of michelle obama, wolf. >> brianna, stand by for a moment. i want to keep these pictures up if we can, also pictures from the capitol. we are here on the united states capitol. we're awaiting the arrival of the president. should be coming up soon. kate balduan is here, david gergen is here. the day is enormous. whether you're a democrat or republican, you feel it from where we are. >> you sure do. it's a gorgeous day. it's brisk, but it's not freezing. the sun is gleaming on the capitol. you have these throngs of people. you can look all the way down the mall and see them. it's not as big as last time, but when you
, and joe biden taking part in national day of service. and another chance to see highlights from the 2009 inauguration of president obama. then a discussion about americans and their retirement savings accounts. >> i think every first lady brings a unique perspective to this job. if you did not, you could not live through it. i think to the extent this feels naturally to me at any level, and i would never have bought living in the white house would phil natural, it is because i tried to make it me. i try to bring a little bit of michelle obama into this. at the same time, respecting and valuing the tradition that is america. >> the first ladies, the pirates and public lives. c-span teams up with the historical association for a first of its kind series for television. first ladies, influence and image, season one begins on president's day at 9:00 p.m. eastern and pacific. on c-span, c-span radio, and c- span.org. >> saturday was the national day of service to honor the service and the legacy of martin luther king junior. one of these events took place at the washington -- the national mal
boerj enger talked about odd couple in white house. >> president obama and joe biden, the odd couple of politics. >> what made it work, you go back to the days when we were competing for the nomination. all the debates we had, only two people who didn't disagree on any subject were barack obama and joe biden. we got into the deal. we didn't have what other administrations have had, where the vice president and president have a different take on the major issues of the day. totally simpatico. it went from working with each other to a real friendship. >> we know have you disagreed with the president over policy and you know how to read him pretty well. so how can you tell when you have done something that he dent like or that makes him angry? >> oh, that's easy. that's easy. we made a deal early on. when either one of us were dissatisfied, we flat tell the other person. so lunch once a week, that's when we talk. and when he's not liked something i have done, he flat tells me. >> says, joe, you shouldn't have done that. >> joe, look, i don't agree with the way you did that. why did you
weekend. >> i barack hussein obama solemnly swear. >> he was officially sworn in today and joe biden tokok the oath of foficeoffice and tomorrow is the parade. some say a second innaguration doesn't matter as much as most -- >> it is a big deal to have an african-american get reelected. >> many say they will be there. >> it will be crowded on the metro but it will be fine. >> a million fewer people are expected -- but it will be crowded. many spots will be shut down not just for cars but pedestrians. >> some will stay away. >> the weather will be brutal. >> maryland had a bigger ball with crab cakes and tv's showing the ravens. >> i missed it four years a go. >> meredith smith has a plan. >> i will embrace the cold and wait. >> even marylands' governor has tips. >> i take them up my coat -- >> martin o'malley says a second innaguration is a big deal. >> the reelection was a more historic accomplishment. >> here are some of the crowd for maryland state ball. this ball goes until 1:00 am but many leave earlier to head downtown for festivities. the best advoiceice is to leave plenty of extra
, they listen to and prayed as vice president joe biden and then president barack obama took their oaths to serve the nation for four more years if flawless performance except for one minor flub, his speech lasted 19 minutes into covered everything from equal rights to economic recovery climate change to the message of martin luther king jr. on a day that the nation celebrates the birth of the civil-rights leader. >> tahir a preacher say we cannot walk alone the challenges ahead are enormous and the president admitted that his work would be imperfect. we must act that knowing that today's victories will be only partial grammy winner kelly clarkson giving the ceremony in central hollywood. followed by the friend of the president beyonce with her rendition of the national anthem a performance to remember. it all ended with a 21 gun salute before special guests attended a formal luncheon where the president and first lady had lobster, bison and apple pie before they took to the parade route in washington thousands of well-wishers lined the streets screamed and hollered into a magic moment
[applause] >> i'm joe biden. i am the father of two great sons. one is about to be sworn in as an officer of the united states navy. i will introduce you to the whole family. my daughter, who is a social worker. and my daughter in law on the left. my number three granddaughter, 9 number two granddaughter, nine no. 4 granddaughter -- my number two granddaughters, my no. 4 granddaughter, my oldest granddaughter who is a freshman in college now, naomi. and my third son. i told my daughter when she married, if you change your mind, i'm keeping him. [laughter] i'm very proud of them although i would be happy to claim as my this is a family affair. kids, grandkids, moms, dads. you all get it. you get what it is so important today. we still have 68,000 troops in harm's way in some of the most godforsaken territory in the world. one of the things that you all know -- they are not looking for anything. but knowing that you remember. that we back home remember, we know what is going on. this is an important piece of the equation. another important piece as they started the organiza
president joe biden. it was yesterday, a sunday, a day we traditionally do not hold inauguration ceremonies. all the pomp and celebration were saved for today. our friend lawrence o'donnell is at the west front triangle outside the capitol. lawrence, what's the feeling there this morning? what is it like out there? >> reporter: the good news the feeling is warmer than anyone thought it was going to be. everybody was really worried around here in the last couple days just how cold it would be. it's livable in the 40s. and, rachel, they opened up the security system here at 7:00 a.m. people have been streaming in here since 7:00 a.m. they are not all through security yet. they will still be at least another hour of that. 250,000 of the president's closest friends have gotten tickets to this. not all of them get seats. some of them, some of the tickets are just standing tickets, and what you see behind me going down the mall are the people who are just here because they want to be here and they don't need a ticket. and they are in the free space, which may in many ways be the most fun place to
joe biden. there is actually a pew reserved for the president of the united states, pew 54, where he will be sitting today. we're within eye shot of the wit house, probably a two or three football field walk. because of all the security, all the barricades, of course, they took that short drive here. you g not a bad way to do it, if you can. that's the beast, the vehicle that the president took, just a short time ago. it's a pretty good one. and that's the bus tour bus that's passing by as well. you can imagine there are a lot of people coming here to witness this experience as well. we saw the president get here. we saw the vice president get here. they're in there, enjoying church services. vehicles are all lined up. it was a delicate ballet a few moments ago so they can speedily and efficient move them on to their next destination, which is the white house. >> peter alexander, thank you so much. timing is everything in our business, right? let's check in with lie geist, at the u.s. navy memorial along the parade route. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. send
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